The Tenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 14, Fri Nov 15, Sat Nov 16, Sun Nov 17 2019

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Thursday, 14th Nov 2019

Opening Ceremony

Special Events
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Opening ceremony for the tenth edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.

1000 Words An Hour

Special Events
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Words don’t come easily to the best of writers. But these two authors, one a master of fiction, the other of non-fiction, are known not just for their body of work but for their prodigious output. What is their secret? Does the Muse love them more than others?

Finding the Shape of a Play : Scripting A Story

Workshops
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Scripting a story.

Join Andrew Bovell as he teaches the art of writing a play

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Bovell

Prophet Or Loss?

Panel Discussions
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Savarkar’s idea of India.

Can Seaweed Save The Climate?

Conversations
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Tim Flannery reveals more about this humble marine algae.

SPEAKERS:
Tim Flannery

Identity vs. Identification

Panel Discussions
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Is Aadhar as benign as it sounds?

Spoken Beats

Performances
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Swiss poet Jurczok 1001 performs a virtuoso mix of spoken word, vocals and live looping done with soul, quirky humour and infectious charm.

SPEAKERS:
Jurczok 1001

Islands Of Books! Writing Stories For Children

Workshops
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

A workshop with Siobhán Parkinson connecting writers with young readers.

SPEAKERS:
Siobhán Parkinson

Poet Laureate Ceremony for K Satchidanandan

Special Events
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The presentation ceremony to the Tata Literature Live! 2019 Poet Laureate K Satchidanandan, followed by a reading of his poems by the poet and a conversation between him and Supriya Nair about his immense body of work.

Black Dog : The Dreams of Paul Nash

Performances
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Experimental Theatre - NCPA

Dave McKeans graphic novel about WW1 comes to life in a multimedia musical explosion. 

SPEAKERS:
Dave McKean

Debate : National Security Is More Important Than Individual Privacy

Special Events
  • Thursday, 14th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

For: Baijayant Panda, Hindol Sengupta Against: Ashutosh, Shashi Tharoor Chair: Sidharth Bhatia It’s the easiest scenario to imagine: the State has learnt of a terrorist attack. It knows where to look but it doesn’t know who specifically to look at. The easiest answer is to monitor everyone within the neighbourhood/ community for clues of their […]

Friday, 15th Nov 2019

Kya Character Hai! (Registrations Closed)

Children's Festival
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Experimental Garden - NCPA

Creating mysterious and interesting characters. 

SPEAKERS:
Shabnam Minwalla

Cloudy With A Chance Of Writing (Registrations Closed)

Children's Festival
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Sunken Garden - NCPA

Based on her book ‘How Now Brown Cloud’ , Bijal Vachcharajani gets children to write about climate change.

SPEAKERS:
Bijal Vachharajani

The Swachh Bharat Revolution

Conversations
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Making Sanitation Everyone’s Business. Parameswaran Iyer in conversation with Sunetra Chaudhury

SPEAKERS:
Parameswaran Iyer

Editing : The Secret To Good Writing

Workshops
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Learn the art of self – editing.

SPEAKERS:
Tracy Chevalier

Tommy Foggo Superhero

Children's Festival
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Accompanied by his talking cello Destino, can Tommy rescue the Queen of Atlantis by defeating the terrifying Kraken of the Deep?

The Accidental Traveller – Searching For The Elusive Resilience In Life

Straight Talks
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The first double amputee to  climb the summit of  Mount Everest, Mark Inglis  talks about his journey to the top of the world.

SPEAKERS:
Mark Inglis

Words Of Inspiration

Panel Discussions
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The books that made me a writer.

  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

The water shortage facing us.

Unearthing The Truth

Workshops
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Elizabeth Flock shows you how to write and/or evaluate investigative reports.

SPEAKERS:
Elizabeth Flock

What Makes A Story Universal

Conversations
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

K Satchidanandan in conversation with Perumal Murugan and Kannan Sundaram.

Mumbai Mirror

Panel Discussions
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

The city and me.

Book In Focus : Midnight’s Children

Panel Discussions
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Compassionate Capitalism

Panel Discussions
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

How to make profits ethically.

The Aural, Verbal And The Written : Words Artist

Workshops
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Experiment with the art of writing the spoken word with Emanuela Sabbatini

SPEAKERS:
Emanuela Sabbatini

The Art Of Storytelling

Panel Discussions
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Connecting with the consumer. 

Majority Wins

Panel Discussions
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The global rise of populism.

A Precious Gift

Conversations
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with Shobhaa De.

Mediated Magic

Straight Talks
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

A straight talk by Naman Ahuja.

SPEAKERS:
Naman Ahuja

I Am Not Here

Performances
  • Friday, 15th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

An 8-step guide on how to censor women’s writing set in a boxing ring.

Saturday, 16th Nov 2019

Animation! Cartoons Run Amuck (Registrations Closed)

Children's Festival
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Sunken Garden - NCPA

How to create cartoon characters.

SPEAKERS:
Chetan Sharma

I’m A Poet And I Know It (Registrations Closed)

Children's Festival
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Experimental Garden - NCPA

How do you write a cool poem  about  dreary dusters, tiffin terrors and frothy friends?  Lubaina Bandukwala shows you how.

SPEAKERS:
Lubaina Bandukwala

It’s Just Not Real : Why Cultural Appropriation Isn’t Cool

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Why cultural appropriation isn’t cool.

Reality Check

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Is fiction a better way to tell history?

  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Netaji’s complicated legacy.

Tommy Foggo Superhero

Children's Festival
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Accompanied by his talking cello Destino, can Tommy rescue the Queen of Atlantis by defeating the terrifying Kraken of the Deep?

When The Landscape Speaks : Listening And Conversing With Places

Workshops
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Join Yvonne Owuor on an imaginative workshop on place writing through and with your senses

SPEAKERS:
Yvonne Owuor

Unputdownable! Writing A Commercially Viable Novel

Workshops
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Writing a commercially viable novel.

SPEAKERS:
Nemat Sadat

Is This A Dagger : The Story of Macbeth

Children's Festival
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 11:30 am - 12:45 am
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Come on a thousand year journey from fact to fiction and back again, in this telling of Shakespeare’s classic tale, this time for children. 8+

Mumbai Meri Hai (Registrations Closed)

Children's Festival
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • Prithvi House - Prithvi

Discover Mumbai with a story-telling session based on the author’s book, ‘Totally Mumbai’.

SPEAKERS:
Pereena Lamba

Life, Sex And Ideas

Straight Talks
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Is  humanism is more relevant today than God ? A C Grayling expounds the notion.

SPEAKERS:
A C Grayling

Launch of An Extreme Love Of Coffee followed by Cafe Culture

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

The relationship between coffee and literature. 

Bouncing Back Up

Conversations
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

In conversation with Rupangi Sharma, mountaineer Mark Inglis talks about in the agony and the ecstasy of climbing Mt Everest as a double amputee. He also takes questions from the audience.

The Medical Nude : Deconstructing The Libidinal In Medical Literature

Straight Talks
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

The medical nude as an object lesson: deconstructing the libidinal as found in the nude of medical literature and imagery. Monologue by Ambarish Satwik. Disturbing images: Strictly for adults over 18

SPEAKERS:
Ambarish Satwik

Apocalypse Now

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Is it already too late to save the Earth?

Writing In Rhythm

Conversations
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Music And Misadventures. Shubha Mudgal in conversation with Shobhaa De.

Stop Press

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

The corporate takeover of the newsroom.

Word Count

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Why is the novel more valued than the short story?

Dopehri : A Dramatised Reading

Performances
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

by Pankaj Kapur and Vikram Oza.

Write to Publish! Clinching the Deal

Workshops
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Milee Ashwarya shares ideas on the business of publishing.

SPEAKERS:
Milee Ashwarya

Motivating Actions, Building Character!

Workshops
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Learn how to develop characters in fiction with Andrey Kurkov.

SPEAKERS:
Andrey Kurkov

Words Without Frontiers

Conversations
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Anthony Horowitz and Yvonne Owuor chat about their work, and how they juggle writing across film, tv, and literature.  

The Killing Fields

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Understanding the agrarian crisis in India.

#kidsneedbooks

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Bringing books to children.

Finding The Gaps

Conversations
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Leadership lessons from cricket.

Poetry Reading

Performances
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Prithvi House - Prithvi

Four poets share a selection of poems, followed by an informal conversation with the audience.

Stormy Weather Ahead

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The forecast for the Indian economy.

Panelists : Ritu Dewan, Shinjini Kumar, Sucheta Dalal

Chair : Mini Menon

Caught In The Crosshairs

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Launch of ‘The Silence and The Storm’ followed by a discussion about women in the conflict zone.

Words Fall Short

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

The challenge of keeping up with sexual identities.

Sight, Sound, Smell

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The sense of a place.

Telling Truthful Lies : A Writing Technique

Workshops
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Eshkol Nevo shows you how the personal can be an outsider.

SPEAKERS:
Eshkol Nevo

The Opening Lines : Capturing The Reader

Workshops
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Monica Ali talks about how, what and when to begin a story.

SPEAKERS:
Monica Ali

Black Dog : The Dreams of Paul Nash

Performances
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Dave McKeans graphic novel about WW1 comes to life in a multimedia musical explosion. 

SPEAKERS:
Dave McKean

Masala Shakespeare

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Is the bard an Indian playwright? 

The Code Of Beauty

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

The relationship between math and art. 

Underground

Performances
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Experimental Theatre - NCPA

A breathtaking circus show of acrobatic skills that fuses movement and live music to reinterprets Dostoevsky’s Notes On The Underground.

A History Of Women And Gender In Comics

Straight Talks
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

This talk presents the journey of women creators and characters in comics around the world along with research from an ongoing project by Arun Prasad and Aarthi Parthasarathy on the history of comics in India. This session would specifically look at the representation of women and gender in sequential art – beginning with the emergence […]

State Of Emergency

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

How similar is 2019 to 1975?

Ruptured Dances : Gender, Sexuality And Identity In My Choreographic Trajectory

Straight Talks
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

A straight talk by Hari Krishnan.

SPEAKERS:
Hari Krishnan

Shappi Khorsandi : Live in Mumbai

Performances
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Comedian, author and cultural icon Shappi Khorsandi brings an acclaimed hour of sharp-tongued gags and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind.

Double Speak

Panel Discussions
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Writing in two languages.

Spoken Beats

Performances
  • Saturday, 16th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Swiss poet Jurczok 1001 performs a virtuoso mix of spoken word, vocals and live looping done with soul, quirky humour and infectious charm.

SPEAKERS:
Jurczok 1001

Sunday, 17th Nov 2019

The Anarchy

Straight Talks
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The rise and fall of the the East India Company. 

SPEAKERS:
William Dalrymple

Cricket, Lovely Cricket

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Why I watch the game.

Is Mathetmatics A Language?

Straight Talks
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

A straight talk by Piers Bursill-Hall.

SPEAKERS:
Piers Bursill-Hall

Comic Sketches

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The graphic novel as a satirist.

Is This A Dagger : The Story of Macbeth

Children's Festival
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Come on a thousand year journey from fact to fiction and back again, in this telling of Shakespeare’s classic tale, this time for children. 8+

Individual Voices : Speaking Their Mind

Workshops
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Join Ian Jack in this workshop on finding your voice as a columnist.

SPEAKERS:
Ian Jack

How Do I Say This? Live Editing

Workshops
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Learn the art of listening to our minds with Shinie Antony.

SPEAKERS:
Shinie Antony

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Human rights are a western idea.

You’re Either With Us Or Against Us

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Death of political objectivity.

Fitting In

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The outsider as insider.

Code Of Misconduct

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

21st century immorality.

One Nation, One Identity

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Who is an authentic Indian?

Staging Life

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Playwrights as anthropologists.

Close To The Bone

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Lisa Ray talks to Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, about her autobiography, Close to the Bone; in which she traces her nomadic existence: her entry into the Indian entertainment industry at sixteen; her relationship with her parents; her battle with eating disorders; being diagnosed with multiple myeloma at thirty-seven; her spiritual quest; and the heartaches and triumphs […]

No Experience Required

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Everyone’s a goddamn writer.

Paving The Way

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Leading life on my terms.

The New Order

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The people who are transforming India.

Page Turner : Writing The First Page

Workshops
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Anthony Horowitz shows you how to weave irresistible and delightful tales.

SPEAKERS:
Anthony Horowitz

Örökül Kapott Szavak : An Inheritance Of Words

Workshops
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

Hungarian poet Istvan Voros  introduces his country through its poetry

SPEAKERS:
István Vörös

Relentless

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

The story of a gentleman, bureaucrat and minister. 

Unhappy Mother’s Day

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

The myth of the maternal instinct.

The Challenge Of Things

Straight Talks
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

The author talks about a rational approach to  contentious issues that plague us.

SPEAKERS:
A C Grayling

You Cheeky Devil

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The Annual Quiz that tests authors on their literary knowledge. Watch them struggle with book titles, innocuous titles, Pictionary, and a whole lot more in this fun event!

Mere Paas Na Hai

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Prithvi House - Prithvi

Rejection stories from writers.

Brick Lane, Brickbats and Britain

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Monica Ali chats about her groundbreaking novel Brick Lane, that was nominated for the Booker Man Prize in 2003, her life, her work, her muses, and her Bangladeshi-British identity. 

SPEAKERS:
Monica Ali, Jerry Pinto

Freeze Frame

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Infinity meets words.

An Eye For Detail

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Anita Nair’s writing spans various genres, but the one thing her books have in common is a deep sense of character, time and place.

The Prehistoric Migrations That Shaped India’s Demography And Politics

Straight Talks
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

A talk based on the book, Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where They Came From’.

SPEAKERS:
Tony Joseph

Math-A-Poem

Workshops
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Title Waves Lounge - St Pauls Institute

Infinity meets words.

SPEAKERS:
Piers Bursill-Hall

Poet Unleashed

Workshops
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Sea View Room - NCPA

The singing poet Jurczok 1001 explores the aesthetics  of Repetition and Pause in poetry.

SPEAKERS:
Jurczok 1001

Speaking In Tongues

Performances
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Nine parallel lives, four infidelities, one missing person and a mysterious red stiletto reveal a darker side of human nature.

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Bovell

Launch Of Bridgital Nation

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

followed by a conversation with N Chandrasekaran.

SPEAKERS:
N. Chandrasekaran

A Better Tomorrow

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

How social entrepreneurs are changing the world.

The Double Life Of Alex

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Alex Rider is one of the best loved series in the teenage literary world. Author Anthony Horowitz talks about how this phenomenon came about, how he keeps it fresh, and what’s next for the super spy. He will be in conversation with Rohini Ramanathan.

Letting It All Out

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

Writing as catharsis.

I Am Not Here

Performances
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Experimental Theatre - NCPA

An 8-step guide on how to censor women’s writing set in a boxing ring.

Shappi Khorsandi : Live in Mumbai

Performances
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Comedian, author and cultural icon Shappi Khorsandi brings an acclaimed hour of sharp-tongued gags and whatever else is in her easily distracted mind.

The Great Game

Conversations
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Title Waves - St Pauls Institute

The what if’s of Indian history.

Tata Literature Live! 2019 Awards

Special Events
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tata Theatre - NCPA

Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Shanta Gokhale followed by a conversation with Anil Dharker, and the 2019 Literature Awards.

Speaking In Tongues

Performances
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Prithvi Theatre - Prithvi

Nine parallel lives, four infidelities, one missing person and a mysterious red stiletto reveal a darker side of human nature.

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Bovell